|Degree||MS, Applied Economics and Management|
Liz Bageant is a Research Support Specialist working on a broad range of development topics including index insurance, agriculture and nutrition, food security and conflict, and the structural transformation of African agriculture. Liz also coordinates the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) project and the STAARS Fellowship Program.
She holds an M.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, where her thesis explored gender patterns in the uptake of Index Based Livestock Insurance. She also earned a B.S. in Development Sociology from Cornell, where an undergraduate project on food aid shipment policy pulled her unexpectedly into a career in agricultural economics! Liz has considerable field experience in Mozambique, Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya working with organizations including ADPP Mozambique, The Village Bicycle Project and the International Livestock Research Institute.
In her free time, Liz enjoys reading novels, improvising in the kitchen, biking, gardening and virtually all outdoor pursuits.